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Basic Skills Regional Workshops

Creating and Sustaining Effective Basic Skills Programs

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April 23-24, 2009: Bay Area Regional
Canada College:
4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City, CA
Nearby Accommodations:
Holiday Inn Express - Redwood City/Central, 1836 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA.
Holiday Inn Express - Redwood City/Menlo Park, 2834 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA
Please email events@asccc.org if you require overnight accommodations in order to attend this meeting.

April 30-May 1, 2009: Central/Northern California Regional (FULL)
Sacramento Hilton Arden West
2200 Harvard St., Sacramento CA
Deadline to request a room at the hotel: April 13, 2009

May 7-8, 2009: Southern CA Regional (FULL)
Los Angeles Mission College
13356 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar, CA
Nearby Accommodations:
Airtel Plaza Hotel and Conference Center - 7277 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys, CA
Please email events@asccc.org if you require overnight accommodations in order to attend this meeting.

Preconference Action Plan Worksheet
Preconference Existing Program Worksheet

First year experience programs, tutoring programs, and cross curricular programs (e.g., Writing Across the Curriculum, Learning Communities, CTE and basic skills infusions) have proven to be effective ways of promoting the success of students with basic skills needs.  The Spring 2009 Regional Workshops will focus on these three types of programs and the different approaches used by colleges in your region.  Come with a team from your college and learn how to overcome some of the challenges you may encounter in starting and sustaining such a program and, more importantly, the rewards you can expect as you establish programs appropriate for your campus.  Your college team will work with leaders of established successful programs to assess the needs of your campus and assist you in devising a workable plan to address those needs.

The team is limited to 10 people comprised of the following (or designee) CIO, BSI coordinator, Senate President, basic skills faculty, and faculty involved or interested in FYE programs, tutoring programs, and cross curricular programs. 

We will reimburse expenses for those traveling at least 2 hours or 150 miles round trip.  We will, however, not provide air travel for someone attending the North from the South and vice versa (with exception).

Preliminary Agenda (subject to change):

Thursday:
9:30-10:00      Registration and continental breakfast
10:00-10:45     Welcome and plan for workshop, distribution of materials (action plans, notebooks), team sharing of reports on college action plans and programs
10:45-11:30     Cross-Curricular Program presentations
11:30-12:00     Team brainstorming session (presenters available to answer questions)
12:00-1:00      Lunch
1:00-1:45     First Year Experience presentations
1:45-2:15     Team brainstorming session (presenters available to answer questions)
2:15-2:30      Break
2:30-3:15     Tutoring Program presentations
3:15-3:45       Team brainstorming session (presenters available to answer questions)
3:45-4:00     Team assessment of action plan (Teams will select areas of focus for day two.)
4:00-5:00     Reception and follow up with specific presenters 

Friday:
8:00-9:00     Breakfast
9:00-11:45       First Year Experience group:
First Session (9:00-10:15): For those wanting to set up a new program: Set a vision and start planning steps to accomplish goals and tasks and identify players. For those wanting to expand and sustain an existing program:  Discuss the conditions or circumstances that have outgrown your program and ways to revitalize the program.           

Break (10:15-10:30)

Second Session (10:30-11:45):  For those wanting to set up a new program: Identify possible hurdles and discuss sustainability.For those wanting to expand and sustain an existing program: Discuss the following questions: What have your hurdles been? What else can you do to overcome your hurdles?   How can you make this program part of the regular budget?

9:00-11:45    Tutoring group (same as above)
9:00-11:45    Cross Curricular group (same as above)
12:00-1:00     Lunch 
1:00-2:00    Update by Network Coordinator; teams formulate next steps
2:00-2:30    Team report out on plans and wrap up/evaluation

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